Research and innovation has significantly changed the quality of life for persons with epilepsy. Today we have an array of options to help children control their seizures from diet changes (ketogenic) to pharmaceutical options (more than a dozen approved by the FDA), a medical device (vagus nerve stimulator or VNS) and, in severe cases, surgery.
Epilepsy fact and fiction from Child Neurology Consultants of Austin.
Dr. Karen Keough will soon be packing up her mouse ears and heading off to Disneyland to participate in the annual Epilepsy Awareness & Education Expo /Epilepsy Awareness Day, November 4 – 6, taking place at the Southern California theme park. While there, Dr. Keough will join a panel titled “CBD in Epilepsy”, sharing updates
Child Neurology Consultants of Austin is proud to have two of our physicians presenting at the Epilepsy Patient Symposium this coming Saturday, June 8, at the St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. Dr. Karen Keough, board-certified and fellowship trained pediatrician and child neurologist, will speak on the topic “Epilepsy in Children.” Dr. Aaron Cardon, board-certified
For as long as 15-year-old Hannah Dando can remember, certainly since her brother Freeman was first diagnosed with epilepsy, she has wanted to do something to raise awareness about his disease. The Lake Travis High School sophomore has — turning her love for him and passion to inform others about epilepsy into a documentary. We all
Hospital visits are no fun, especially for kids. For children suffering from epilepsy, a hospital visit is fairly routine to monitor brain activity when a seizure occurs. These visits typically take place in an EMU (epilepsy monitoring unit) where kids are monitored via an EEG. However, recent technology advances are letting families get this important
Child Neurology Consultants of Austin’s Dr. Karen Keough recently stopped by KXAN’s Studio 512 program to discuss epilepsy in recognition of November’s National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Dr. Keough is a board-certified pediatric neurologist and epileptologist, which means she specializes in evaluating epilepsy. In the interview, she broke down the different types of seizures and how a
Several of our Child Neurology staff members joined ‘Team Brainiac’ and took to the trails for the Epilepsy Foundation of Central & South Texas’ 5K fun run/walk in May. The annual event to raise funds for the organization, centered around a superheroes theme, was held on May 20 at Lake Pflugerville. The real superheroes though
Epilepsy is the second most common neurological condition affecting nearly 65 million people worldwide. In this country, nearly 50,000 kids will be newly diagnosed with it each year. While most people know that epilepsy causes seizures, many don’t really understand much about the condition. In fact, there are far more myths floating around about epilepsy than there